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You've arrived at Holiday Insights, where you will find fun, information, and lots more about every 2019 holiday you can imagine. We've got you covered on the big ones, the small ones, and all of 'em in between. Whether you are seeking information for making a calendar for your organization or group, researching for a school report, or just having fun, we've got what you are looking for.

January Happenings!!

It's the New Year!!! Sure, the big December blockbuster holidays are over. But, January has no shortage of neat and unique holidays to brighten up those cold winter days. While you are stuck indoors and have a little time on your hands, explore some of January's less heralded days.

Note: We begin January with some of the shortest days of the year. Only the last couple weeks of December have shorter days. By the time we near the end of January, the days will become increasingly longer. Hooray!!

Greetings! Brighten up someone's grey winter's day with a cheerful Ecard. Surf on over now and make a free Ecard for a Birthday, anniversary, or any event!

January Calender Holidays and Events:

This month in History:

  • January 1, 1908- The ball was first dropped at Times Square in New York City.
  • January 12, 1966- Batman debuts on television
  • January 23, 1556- The deadliest earthquake in history strikes Shansi, China, killing 830,000 people.
  • Find more January historical events

Tips to surviving cold and snowy January days and nights:

  • Curl up by the fireside with a good book.
  • If you are a gardener, surf through seed catalogs, and read a  good Garden Blog.
  • Become a Birdwatcher. Strategically set up a bird feeder where it can be seen from your window. You'll be amazed at how many different kinds of birds over-winter in your backyard. About Birdwatching
  • If you can't beat 'em join 'em.... participate in outdoor winter sports and activities.

Among other things, January is:

  • National Oatmeal Month
  • Hot Tea Month

January Notes:

Flower of the Month: Carnation, Snowdrop

Birthstone of the Month: Garnet

Astrological Signs: Capricorn Dec. 22 - Jan. 19; Aquarius Jan. 20 - Feb. 18

The Moon this month is called the Old Moon, Moon after Yule, Storm Moon.

Newly Documented January Days:

Coming up in February!

January Weddings and Anniversaries Do you know what to get? We all know that silver is for the 25th Anniversary, and gold for the 50th. But, what about all the anniversaries in between? Know the right gift for each year


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